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Week 9 (FINAL) Newsletter: July 30 - August 3, 2018

RECCS is a 9-week summer student research program for Colorado community college students funded by the National Science Foundation and coordinated by CIRES Education Outreach and the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory.

For recent RECCS happenings, check out the RECCS blog.

RECCS in the News

Daily CameraCU Boulder provides research opportunities to community college students  (July 29, 2018)
CU Boulder Today Drones, beaver dams help community college students get involved in research   (July 31, 2018)

Above photo: The 2018 RECCS cohort celebrates successfully completing their poster presentations held at the UCAR on August 2, 2018.

Congratulations to the 2018 RECCS Student Researchers!

 

Wow, what a busy and productive final week of the RECCS program! Last week the RECCS student researchers completed the final stage of their summer research by presenting their projects at two public events.

On August 2, the RECCS cohort participated in an area-wide poster session hosted by UCAR and presented their research findings to the public. Approximately 70 student researchers from six different summer REU programs in the greater Boulder area shared their work during the event.

On August 3, the students gave oral presentations explaining their research work to an audience at the CIRES Auditorium. The event was also live-streamed and recorded.
Watch the recording of the presentations here. 

Both events were great experiences and wonderful ways for the students to share what they accomplished over a very busy and productive summer.  Congratulations to our 2018 RECCS cohort!

Above photo: Cora Rutledge, RECCS student researcher (right), explains her project at the REU poster session at UCAR. Cora creatively designed her poster as a Petri dish that represented her work on soil microbes with the Fierer lab at CIRES.

Communications Workshop Update

 

A tremendous "thank you" to Jenny Briggs from CU's Office for Outreach and Engagement for her dedicated and inspiring communication training, and her thoughtful guidance and advising of the RECCS student researchers throughout the program!

Above photo: Kelly Sullivan, RECCS student researcher, giving an oral presentation about her work at NOAA this summer, which focused on quantifying the error in magnetic field models.

Student Tips

  • Share links of news items, social media posts, etc. about your RECCS experiences.
  • Keep in contact with the RECCS team and your mentors in the future.
  • Relax and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Student Deadlines

  • Complete the survey links emailed to you.
  • Participate in the post-program interview (more details in email).



     

Mentor Tips


We greatly appreciate the generous support and commitment of all of the mentors in providing valuable learning experiences for our RECCS student researchers this summer. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each one of you!
Copyright © 2018 CIRES Education Outreach, All rights reserved.


renee.curry@colorado.edu
 

RECCS is funded by the National Science Foundation Grant Award Number 1461281


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